How to Install ownCloud via Softaculous

Step-by-Step tutorial on installing ownCloud using the Softaculous auto-installer

Installing ownCloud is easy and fast using the Softaculous auto-installer incorporated in your cPanel.


Firstly, you will have to access your cPanel and find the Softaculous application.


Finding and opening Softaculous in cPanel


Here you can look for the ownCloud application via the search functions of Softaculous.


Selecting ownCloud in Softaculous


Once inside the application page you will see detailed information about the platform as well as screenshots and a live demo ready to be tested. Click on the Install button to proceed with the installation.


Initiating the installation of ownCloud


The Software Setup section includes a few configuration fields that correspond to your domain and location of the install.


  • Choose Protocol – If you have already enabled SSL for the domain you choose in the next field, select HTTPS from the drop-down menu of this field.
  • Choose Domain – Chose the domain that will be used to access ownCloud
  • In Directory – You can install ownCloud directly on your domain by leaving this field blank or make it accessible via a directory within your public_html. If you choose the second option you will have to access the application via the full address to the directory (e.g. http://


Configuring the software options for ownCloud


The admin account setup is easy and only requires from you to choose a username and a password. We recommend that you use the password-generator in order to create a strong and hard to guess password.


Creating an administrators account for ownCloud


Finally, you will have to select the language for the application and click on the Install button at the bottom of the page.


Selecting a language for ownCloud


Congratulations, you have successfully installed ownCloud on your hosting account.

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